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Dystopia vs development: The Kashmir paradox
On 26 July, Azmat Ali Mir, 26, landed in her hometown, Srinagar. A day later, uncertainty and panic gripped the Kashmir valley—the Amarnath yatris (pilgrims) ... by Asmita Bakshi last modified Oct 20, 2019 06:31 AM — Filed under: ,
BSides Delhi 2019 Security Conference
Karan Saini attended the BSides Delhi security conference on October 11, 2019. The event was organized by Bsides Delhi in New Delhi. by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 06:47 AM — Filed under: ,
Discussion at CyFy on Technology, Policy and National Security: Building 21st Century Curricula in India’s Law Schools
Arindrajit Basu attended the session and gave comments on the course outline which included thoughts on: by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:23 AM — Filed under: , ,
Through the looking glass: Analysing transparency reports
An analysis of companies' transparency reports for government requests for user data and content removal by Torsha Sarkar, Suhan S and Gurshabad Grover last modified Nov 02, 2019 05:48 AM — Filed under: , ,
Participation in ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 meetings
From October 14 - 18, 2019, Gurshabad Grover, participated in the meetings of ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 held in Paris, the committee that develops international ... by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:31 AM — Filed under: ,
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Consultation on 'Privacy and Gender'
Ambika Tandon was a speaker at the Consultation on Privacy and Gender organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy held at New York ... by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:39 AM — Filed under: ,
October 2019 Newsletter
CIS newsletter for October 2019: by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 06, 2019 04:53 AM — Filed under: ,
India’s Role in Global Cyber Policy Formulation
The past year has seen vigorous activity on the domestic cyber policy front in India. On key issues—including intermediary liability, data localization and ... by Arindrajit Basu last modified Nov 13, 2019 02:13 PM — Filed under: ,
Should online political advertising be regulated?
Micro-targeting could have potentially damaging results in the context of political advertising. by P.J. George last modified Nov 13, 2019 03:12 PM — Filed under: ,
India facial recognition: How effective will it be?
India is trying to build what could be the world's largest facial recognition system. by Admin last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:42 AM — Filed under: ,
Cyber law experts asks why CERT-In removed advisory warning about WhatsApp vulnerability
On the missing web page note, CERT-In had provided a detailed explanation of the vulnerability, which could be exploited by an attacker by making a decoy voice ... by Megha Mandavia last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:48 AM — Filed under: ,
Activists demand judicial probe into WhatsApp snooping
Calls for Parliamentary supervision over Government interception, legal hacking. by KV Kurmanath last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:53 AM — Filed under:
CYFY 2016 - The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance
Sunil Abraham will participate as a panelist at CYFY 2016 event organized by Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi from September 28 to 30, 2016. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2016 03:23 PM — Filed under: ,
How does the government track all its legal cases?
The Legal Information Management and Briefing System , an integral part of the digital India initiative, aims to be a database of all the ongoing cases with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 14, 2016 10:17 AM — Filed under: ,
SpaceX Explosion Slows Facebook & Israeli Efforts To Control Online Content
In their ‘space race’ to expand internet access to remote, impoverished areas of the world, Facebook and Google are actually vying for control o fthe online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 14, 2016 11:24 AM — Filed under:
Workshop on Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights (Delhi, October 01)
CIS welcomes you to participate in the workshop we are organising on Saturday, October 01 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, to discuss benefits, harms, and human ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 28, 2016 05:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Is India Prepared for a Cyber Attack? Suckfly And Other Past Responses Say No
From mandatory disclosures to improving CERT-IN’s functioning and transparency, there is much to be done in the event of future cyber attacks. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 12:57 AM — Filed under: ,
The Future of Privacy in the Age of Big Data
A study tour on privacy and big data was organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom from September 3 to 10, 2016 in Berlin and Hamburg. Vanya Rakesh ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
Internet Rights and Wrongs
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked? by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:36 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Young Scholars' Programme, CPRSouth 2016
Rohini Lakshané took part in the Young Scholars' Programme organized by Communication Policy Research South from September 6 to 7, 2016 in Zanzibar. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 23, 2016 01:03 AM — Filed under: ,
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2016 02:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Eye on Mumbai
The feeds will be beamed to a video wall that stretches 21 feet across at the police’s command and control room. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:22 AM — Filed under: ,
An 'app'ening world
A ‘forward’ has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp about the privacy concerns relating to that instant messaging app; it’s asking for permission to share user ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2016 12:24 AM — Filed under: , ,
Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital Playground: Addressing Online Child Sexual Exploitation
Japreet Grewal spoke at a panel on 'Prevention through Awareness and Education' at a meeting titled 'Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2016 03:08 PM — Filed under: ,
Internet Democratisation: IANA Transition Leaves Much to be Desired
At best, the IANA transition is symbolic of Washington’s oversight over ICANN coming to an end. It is also symbolic of the empowerment of the global ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Nov 03, 2016 07:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Tech companies like Gmail, WhatsApp may be asked to store user information
The government is moving to formulate rules that will require technology ‘intermediaries’— including email services like Gmail, chat apps such as WhatsApp and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 14, 2016 01:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Here is why government twitter handles have been posting offensive and partisan messages
You have failed us big time Mr Kejriwal, for your petty political gains you can become headlines for Pakistani press,” read a tweet on October 5 from ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 16, 2016 03:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre
UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
MLATs and the proposed Amendments to the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act
In continuance of our blog post on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), we examine a new approach to international bilateral cooperation being suggested ... by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Big Debit Card Breach: Three Things Card Holders Need To Understand
A total of 32 lakh debit cards across 19 banks could have been compromised on account of a purported fraud, the National Payment Corporation of India said in a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2016 01:43 PM — Filed under: ,